In this fascinating history of two turbulent centuries in an apparently idyllic place, Shakespeare effortlessly weaves the history of this unique island with a kaleidoscope of stories featuring a cast of unlikely characters from Errol Flynn to the King of Iceland, a village full of Chatwins and, inevitably, a family of Shakespeares.
But what makes this more than a personal quest is Shakespeare's discovery that, despite the nineteen century purges, the Tasmanian Aborigines were not, as previously believed, entirely wiped out.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages, Illustrations, 1 map, ports.
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 03/11/2005
- Category: Travel writing
- ISBN: 9780099466086